Addiction Treatment Approaches for Nurses and Allied Professionals
Explore approaches to addiction treatment and recovery, in this CPD course for nurses and allied healthcare professionals from Trinity College Dublin.
Who is the course for?
This addiction treatment course is aimed at nurses, midwives, and allied health and social care professionals.
No prior experience or qualifications in addiction are required. The course aims to widen understanding of addiction recovery in the sector.
What topics will you cover?
Overview of the approaches to addiction treatment, from detoxification to harm reduction and recovery
The health and wellbeing of the person who uses substances, assessment, screening and brief interventions
Family members and people who use substances from pregnancy to adolescents to grandparents and inter-generational substance use
The practicalities of working in specific services from advising expectant mothers to managing medication misuse among older people and administering naloxone during overdose
Enhancing your service provision, identifying client needs and implementing the Healthy Addiction Treatment (HAT) recovery model in nursing and other services
The role of leadership and the practicalities of implementing a change in policy or practice
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
Explore non-stigmatising approaches to addiction treatment and recovery using a harm reduction approach
Develop practical skills in assessment and screening of clients for addiction use
Evaluate the risk and protective factors for people who use substances and their families
Identify practical skills in using brief intervention with clients
Identify practical skills on administering naloxone
Reflect on how to identify your client needs and implement a model to improve your practise